The Resource Dance of the Jakaranda, Peter Kimani, (eAudiobook)

Dance of the Jakaranda, Peter Kimani, (eAudiobook)

Label
Dance of the Jakaranda
Title
Dance of the Jakaranda
Statement of responsibility
Peter Kimani
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kimani reimagines the rise and fall of colonialism in Africa by telling the story of the birth of Kenya's railroad. Set in the shadow of Kenya's independence from Great Britain, Dance of the Jakaranda reimagines the rise and fall of colonialism, and the special circumstances that brought black, brown, and white men together to lay the railroad that heralded the birth of the nation. The novel traces the lives and loves of three men: preacher Richard Turnbull, the colonial administrator Ian McDonald, and Indian technician Babu Salim, whose lives intersect when they are implicated in the controversial birth of a child. Years later, when Babu's grandson, Rajan--who ekes out a living by singing Babu's epic tales of the railway's construction--accidentally kisses a mysterious stranger in a dark nightclub, the encounter provides the spark to illuminate the three men's shared, murky past. Dance of the Jakaranda could well be a story of globalization--not just for its riveting multi-racial, multi-cultural cast--but also due to its diverse literary allusions: from Chekhovian comedy to Kafkasque caricatures, or magical realism popularized by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Yet, the novel is firmly anchored in the African storytelling tradition, its language a dreamy, exalted and earthy mix that creates new thresholds of identity, providing a fresh metaphor for race in contemporary Africa
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Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Additional physical form
Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
Cataloging source
MdPfRBL
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1971-
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Kimani, Peter
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by John Sibi-Okumu
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sibi-Okumu, John
  • Recorded Books, Inc
  • Recorded Books, LLC
  • RBdigial
Series statement
Griot audio
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  • Friendship
  • Race relations
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Railroad construction workers
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
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Label
Dance of the Jakaranda, Peter Kimani, (eAudiobook)
Link
http://saltlakecout.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501942259
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Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
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unknown
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (12 hr., 58 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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not applicable
Isbn
9781501942259
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not applicable
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unknown
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Publisher number
Z12892
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
System control number
(MdPfRBL)rbdZ12892
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager or RBdigital mobile app
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
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Tape width
not applicable
Label
Dance of the Jakaranda, Peter Kimani, (eAudiobook)
Link
http://saltlakecout.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501942259
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (12 hr., 58 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501942259
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
Z12892
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(MdPfRBL)rbdZ12892
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager or RBdigital mobile app
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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